Definition of improvise in English:
- At many of these events, advanced students spontaneously improvise solos or duets based on a theme given by audience members.
- Clark says audiences are more open to improvised music than people think.
- Sometimes improvised music seems like a selfish display of skills.
- Their son, who is five, is able to improvise a whole range of superheroes from whatever is lying around the house.
- Overtaken by the darkness, he had thrown his force into some of the houses and improvised a sort of fort.
- So Bob improvised his meals based off whatever he could find being cooked on the line, or stored in the icebox.
- Example sentences
- His performances were often freely given late at night, off-the-cuff, with an improvisatory air.
- When she is ready to begin, it begins; the process is spontaneous and improvisatory.
- There is scarcely a single field in music that has remained unaffected by improvisation, scarcely a single musical technique or form of composition that did not originate in improvisatory practice.
- Example sentences
- From 1974 until about 1990, a large part of my compositional time was spent devising music for improvisers, what I now call ‘game pieces.’
- San Francisco's Mimi Fox will discuss and demonstrate her guitar style while Chicago's Wheatbread Johnson will invite beginners and improvisers to play around with Chicago blues.
- The improvisers must be quick of thought, but also high in energy; they must remain on high alert for hours, allowing them to react with some confidence and, hopefully, some humour.
Early 19th century (earlier (late 18th century) as improvisation): from French improviser or its source, Italian improvvisare, from improvviso 'extempore', from Latin improvisus 'unforeseen', based on provisus, past participle of providere 'make preparation for'.
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